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'''Papa Grows Funk''' is a funk music|funk band from New Orleans, Louisiana.Samantha Cook - New Orleans 2001- Page 226 "Since the 1960s New Orleans has also been known for its homegrown funk - Galactic and Papa Grows Funk are currently the hottest on the scene," The band was started by frontman John "Papa" Gros early 2000, developing from a series of Monday night jam sessions helmed by Gros at New Orleans’ Maple Leaf Bar. Gros would invite some friends down to play, and the impromptu jams became a common bond for a handful of musicians, including guitarist June Yamagishi, sax player Jason Mingledorf, bassist Marc Pero and drummer Jeffery "Jellybean" Alexander, who now make up Papa Grows Funk. They played in front of a hometown crowd at The Voodoo Experience held at City Park in New Orleans over Halloween weekend...
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